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Alaska Driving Tours

Self-Drive Tours : Itineraries, Accommodations, Car Rentals, Alaska Railroad Excursions

You can experience Alaska at your own pace on a self-driving tour where you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to start and stop whenever you wish. The Alaska road system is easy to navigate and you can see almost all of Alaska’s many landmarks and highlights from behind the wheel as you discover the many natural wonders of the state’s 24 national parks – from Denali to Wrangell St Elias. And you can always add on an excursion to your road trip fun such as a flightseeing tour above Denali, riding a classic sternwheeler riverboat in Fairbanks or a glacier and wildlife cruise in Prince William Sound or Kenai Fjords National Park!

Over the past 25+ years, Alaska Tours has pioneered the development of pre-planned Alaska driving vacations and road trips that maximize your vacation time and eliminate the hassle of finding lodges, hotels and side trips which work well with your itinerary. Let us be your co-pilot as we put you in the driver’s seat as you explore Alaska on your own special road trip!

We can help you plan your Alaska roadtrip itinerary and driving route or customize a rail and road” vacation package while also leaving you plenty of time for exploring Alaska on your own.

Browse below, our wide selection of Alaska self-driving tours as well as tours which combine trips on the Alaska Railroad with different driving routes. And of course, we’re happy to customize a driving route just for you. Just give us a call or contact us!

Map of Alaska : Popular AK Road Trip Driving Routes


Driving Distances Between Alaskan Cities (Miles)

Anchorage Chitina (1) Denali (2) Fairbanks Girdwood Homer Seward (3) Talkeetna Valdez
Anchorage 250 240 360 40 225 130 115 300
Chitina (1) 250 415 310 285 470 375 290 120
Denali (2) 240 415 125 275 460 365 155 465
Fairbanks 360 310 125 395 580 485 275 365
Girdwood 40 285 275 395 185 90 150 340
Homer 225 470 460 580 185 170 240 425
Seward (3) 130 375 365 485 90 170 240 425
Talkeetna 115 290 155 275 150 335 240 340
Valdez 300 120 465 365 340 520 425 340

(1) Chitina – Gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
(2) Denali – Denali National Park Entrance
(3) Seward – Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park

 

Choose from 16 vacations in Alaska related to Alaska Driving Tours

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Alaska Highlights Self-Drive Tour

Easy pace for exploring Alaska's scenic roadways and major highlights. Visit Denali National Park with North America's tallest mountain, Denali. Take a drive alongside the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, transporting oil... Read more

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All Alaska Classic Self Drive Tour

Explore three of Alaska's National Parks: Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias and Kenai Fjords. Great wildlife viewing opportunities throughout. Travel on four designated National Scenic Byways showcasing the natural beauty of... Read more

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Great Alaskan Road Trip

Explore Denali, Seward, and the Matanuska Valley with the freedom of a rental car. These three destinations complement each other with a variety of natural beauty from mountains to... Read more

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Family Fun Vacation by Car

This great family itinerary is specifically planned to allow for a leisurely travel pace with plenty of time for family oriented activities. Top destinations include visits to both Denali... Read more

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Circle Alaska Adventure Tour

We have tailored this tour to allow plenty of time to explore Alaska's amazing sights with hands-on learning opportunities. The itinerary inclusions ensure the best opportunity to experience wildlife... Read more

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Alaska by Rail and Car Tour

Experience one of the world's greatest train rides aboard the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Fairbanks, including a stop at Denali National Park. The included bus tour into Denali... Read more

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Experience Kodiak Island

Fly from Anchorage on a schedule flight, and then embark on excursion aboard a classic sea plane to enjoy a bird's eye view of the Island's scenic coastline and... Read more

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Alaska Winter Driving Tour

Designed for independent travelers this SUV (all wheel) self-drive tour features a few days to explore Fairbanks and Chena Hot Springs. The Fairbanks area is one of the best... Read more

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Adventure Driving Tour

Explore Alaska in a more unique and adventurous way! On this self-drive vacation, you'll get active with white water river rafting, kayaking, hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing in some... Read more

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Alaska Lodge Driving Tour

Travel to off the beaten path locations including overnights at wilderness lodges and inns that offer options for daily hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing adventures. The touring route includes... Read more

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Alaska’s Finest Self Driving Tour

Designed for independent traveler's seeking the best available accommodations Alaska has to offer while road touring. Enjoy spectacular mountain, glacial and coastal scenery while visiting several must see locations... Read more

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